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Social Worker Case Manager

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION The purpose of the role of Social Worker Case Manager is to develop, implement and evaluate...

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Findlay, Ohio

Hancock County

4/26/2021

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Job Description

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION

The purpose of the role of Social Worker Case Manager is to develop, implement and evaluate an organized inpatient case management service for pediatric and adult hospitalized patients under the direction of the attending provider. The Social Worker Case Manager will assist in identifying and addressing the physical and psychosocial needs of patients to achieve an optimal level of health, both during hospitalization and after discharge.

JOB FUNCTIONS

Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Duty 1: The Social Worker Case Manager collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to assess patient needs, confers with patients and families to determine an effective plan of care, and documents the physical and psychosocial needs and plan in the electronic medical record.

Duty 2: The Social Worker Case Manager actively participates in interdisciplinary rounds to identify and communicates physical and psychosocial needs that will require intervention during and after hospitalization. The Social Worker Case Manager communicates identified patient needs with associates, physicians, and outside referral services to enhance continuity of care and documents psychosocial assessment in the electronic medical record.

Duty 3: The Social Worker Case Manager, as assigned, participates in various committees and meetings to contribute information regarding transitions of care and utilization of care resources for the purpose of improving patient care and outcomes.

Duty 4: The Social Worker Case Manager addresses the safety of patients by reporting suspicions of abuse and neglect to Protective Services.

Duty 5: The Social Worker Case Manager confers with patients and families as indicated to present options toward enhancing the patient’s well-being.

Duty 6: The Social Worker Case Manager, on an ongoing basis, helps to maintain accurate information about provider agencies and community resources to better assist with appropriate linkages of patients and families to these services.

Duty 7: The Social Worker Case Manager, as needed, implements and leads process improvement to continually enhance quality of services provided.

Duty 8: The Social Worker Case Manager ensures after hour coverage for emergent care plan needs and provides a handoff of their cases to ensure that all members of the interdisciplinary team are aware of the care plan during hours that the Social Worker Case Manager is not providing coverage.

Duty 9: The Social Worker Case Manager directly communicates ongoing needs of their patients with the receiving party (family, facility or agency) and hands off the care to that party to ensure safe, smooth and sustainable transitions of care.

Duty 10: When it is not possible to hand off care to a receiving party, the Social Worker Case Manager follows up with patients who have left the acute care setting who are identified as high risk to ensure the transitional plan of care was successful.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Current Ohio license (LSW or LISW)
* Graduate of an approved school of social work
* Positive service-oriented interpersonal and communication skills required.
* Individual must demonstrate the ability to collaborate with interdisciplinary team, patients, families, and external organizations/agencies in complex problem-solving, communication and planning.
* Individual must be able to use the computer for documentation in the electronic medical record and demonstrate t 

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